Brighton vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
Despite home advantage, Brighton have dropped points in six of their last ten games here. With Chelsea sporting a 100% winning record against them, the hosts are left with no reason to have their hopes up this Wednesday.
Brighton vs Chelsea Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter saw Chelsea record a 2-0 win.
- Three of their past four fixtures have witnessed over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their last five matchups.
- None of their past five games have finished as a tie.
- Chelsea have registered the win in each of their previous five meetings. (W-5, D-0, L-0)
Brighton vs Chelsea Prediction
Brighton managed to ease the pressure on themselves last week by bringing a four-match winless run to a halt with a win over Bournemouth at home. It took the hosts just three minutes to break the deadlock in that latter clash, following which they further doubled their lead post the restart.
Disappointingly though, the home side have just two wins to boast of from their last nine PL games. Currently, they are a lot closer to falling into the relegation zone than they are in catching up with Chelsea.
Meanwhile, the Blues have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past four matchups. Their last outing saw them edge past a struggling Arsenal side by a narrow 2-1 scoreline. While at home, they were handed a 2-0 defeat by Southampton.
Nevertheless, the visitors are on a two-match winning streak on the road at the moment. It is also worth mentioning that Frank Lampard’s men are the second-best away side in the cluster and are right behind the in-form Liverpool.
Brighton on the other hand, have come out on top just once in their past four games here. The hosts are yet to pick up a win against a top-four side at home this season as well.
To pile on even more misery, Brighton have admitted defeat in each of their past two meetings with this foe here. Given that the reverse fixture of this clash also witnessed Chelsea score two unanswered goals, count on the Blues to make no mistake in completing a league double this week.
Furthermore, Chelsea have scored twenty-four goals so far on the road, which is just three less than the highest tally in the cluster. Tammy Abraham, in particular, has been all over the final third and is currently the league’s fourth-highest top scorer with fourteen goals.
Taking into account that all of their past two h2h meetings here have also witnessed over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards, expect goals to be in abundance by all means in this one.